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Skin autoantibodies

This is an important test that detects the presence of skin autoantibodies.

Venous blood
2 tests included
4 days turnaround

£100.00

£79.00

About Skin autoantibodies

What are skin autoantibodies?

Skin autoantibodies may be present in conditions such as pemphigus and pemphigoid. Pemphigus and pemphigoid are autoimmune diseases characterised by blistering of the skin.

Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. In rare cases, the immune system can malfunction, producing antibodies which target and attack the body’s own cells. The antibodies that cause pemphigus, attack the outer layer of the skin causing blisters that may easily break. In pemphigoid, the body produces antibodies against a lower level of the skin leading to tougher blisters.  

Why take the test?

This test detects the presence of skin autoantibodies associated with the autoimmune conditions pemphigus and pemphigoid.

 

What's tested

Skin Antibodies

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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